GENE Purpose

The purpose of GENE is to support national structures in their work of improving the quality and increasing the provision of Global Education in Europe. GENE achieves this purpose through networking, peer review and learning; strategy sharing; support, policy advice; and through policy research.


Since its inception in 2001, GENE could be described as having three main aims:

  • To share experience and strategies among existing and emerging national structures, in order to inform best practice nationally and provide mutual support and learning;
  • To disseminate learning from other countries in Europe, so that structures subsequently emerging will learn from this experience, and so that, eventually, all countries in Europe might have national coordinating structures for the increase and improvement of Global Education;
  • To develop and pursue a common European agenda on strengthening Global and Development Education.

GENE Vision

GENE’s work is based on the vision of a universalist, rights-based approach to Global Education. GENE works towards the day when all people in Europe will have access to quality Global Education. This vision provides an ultimate benchmark for the results of the work of GENE.

Global Education Network Europe (GENE) receives funding from the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of GENE and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.